Summer Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Get paid over the summer to do research in sustainability.  If you are interested in going beyond classroom curriculum,  developing your own ideas, and working independently on hands-on research all while getting paid…this is program is for you!                                

MCSI is pleased to share out 2021 cohort of Undergraduate summer research projects and pairings. Special thanks to each of the faculty advisors who help to make this program happen.                                                                                

2021 Research Projects and Pairings

2021 URP Calendar    

Program Policies 
Open only to Pitt undergraduate students                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students are required to work 40 hours a week on their project
Students are allowed to take only 1 course over the summer with program approval
No vacations will be permitted during the 12 week program.


Past Projects

Chemical Catch: detecting emerging contaminants of concern

Sustainable Oxidation with Nanobubbles

Undergraduate Summer Research Program Symposium

urp 2018

Summer students spending a day in Millvale and Garfield

Pitt MCSI 2015 Summer Project at Garfield Farm, Pittsburgh


Past URP Resources
2020 Participants and Project Pairings
2020 Project Titles and Advisors

2019 project descriptions

2019 URP Symposium Agenda

View list of all past participants of MCSI Undergraduate Summer Research

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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